Rex Whistler’s mural: take a closer look

Join us for one of our Whistler Talks and discover the stories and hidden details contained in Rex Whistler’s famous 17.5-meter-long mural here at Plas Newydd.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

Whistler’s fantastical mural is of an imagined view from Plas Newydd with scenic coastal towns, Roman architecture, identifiable British buildings, and the unmistakable mountains of Snowdonia.

The ambitious work was one of Whistler’s great masterpieces and the complex composition has many hidden elements created to deceive the eye.

Join us to find out more about the secrets within, including the wet footsteps of Neptune, the unfinished cigarette and even a self-portrait of Rex himself disguised as a gardener with a broom in his hands.

Talks run every Thursday and Friday from 11-11.30am. Booking essential.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Plas Newydd House and Garden

Prices

House and Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £11.00
Child N/A £5.50
Family N/A £27.50
1 adult and 2 children N/A £16.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

The basics

Booking details
Call 01248 714795
Please contact us 01248 714795 or email us at plasnewydd@nationaltrust.org.uk to confirm your place.
Suitability
Suitable for children of all ages
Meeting point
Please aim to check in at our Visitor Centre least 15 minutes before the start of the talk, to allow time to make your way down to the house.

Contact Info

Name
Plas Newydd
Email
plasnewydd@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01248 714795

Upcoming events

Rex Whistler’s mural: take a closer look

Thu 02 Jun 2022
11:00-11:30
Join us for one of our Whistler Talks and discover the stories and hidden details contained in Rex Whistler’s famous 17.5-meter-long mural here at Plas Newydd.